A person who's had a traumatic experience and hasn't received professional help, can develop severe psychological emotional and behavioural symptoms.
These can include:
Physiological: trembling, nausea, diarrhoea, rapid breathing
Emotional: anger guilt, sadness, numbness, feeling overwhelmed
Behavioural: changes to usual behaviour, sleep difficulties, withdrawing into oneself, restlessness
Cognitive: confused thinking, memory difficulties, lowered concentration.
A traumatic event can be very sudden and unexpected but it can also be prolonged over weeks and months. Just remembering a traumatic event can set off a strong stress response.
Trauma experiences may include:
Car accidents, a death/suicide, gruesome sights, assaults, threats, workplace pressures, domestic violence and other significant events.
Christopher has run many group debriefings after trauma events and counselled individuals with their recovery.
Christopher provides a secure, supportive atmosphere for his clients to air their concerns, acquire information and strategies to improve their sense of safety and control in their lives.
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